Programs

Programs – The Senior Center plans events on a monthly basis. Below is a listing for what generally occurs. For more details on events not listed below, check the Calendar Section and/or the News Section.

Fitness – Participants can trial any class without obligation. Please notify the Senior Center office if you are trialing a class.

All participants are encouraged to participate at their level of fitness/comfort. Any physical concerns are to be addressed to your personal physician. Questions about modifying the routines are to be directed to your instructor. All instructors are CPR certified and qualified in the class they are teaching.

Classes that utilize the Pass System: With the Pass System, the participant purchases a card which has a specific number of classes on it that must be used within one year of purchase. The Pass must be brought to every class. Attendance will be tracked and when your “punches” are used, a new pass must be purchased.

Classes that are Session Based: These classes will have a specific start and end date. Participants can elect to attend all of the classes or half of the classes. Class sessions typically run for 2 months.

Music Classes – Explore your creative side and challenge yourself mentally by learning to play an instrument.

Education/Enrichment Classes – Learn new skills in the areas of the arts, technology, health and more.  Through education develop and help maintain your mental abilities as well as enhance your self-esteem and creative needs. Explore and develop your interests.

Cards/GamesA variety of choices for group play and individual play. Promotes mental stimulation and provides for socialization. They stimulate memory, attention skills and have great social interaction which works on many parts of the brain.  Our games programs include a variety of levels from basic to more challenging options.

Social Scene – The Senior Center plans, often with meals, events that are offered to provide socialization and entertainment. Any excuse for a party is considered whether it be to celebrate a National Holiday or just to have some fun. A regional dinner dance is held annually also to allow for socializing with friends from the other towns in the county.

Health Services – These services are provided to help older adults age at home and stay as well as possible.  Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the programs.

Nutrition Services – The Senior Nutrition Program, administered by TVCCA, offers nutritious meals on a daily basis.

    Monday, April 30th- VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION – Open House

    We “Donut” know what we would have done without you!

    THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS!!!!

    Join us for coffee/tea, bagels, donuts and fruit.

    Stop in starting at 9:30am -10:30am

    Please call to register

    Free for Volunteers

    $3 for guest

    Saturday, April 14th- BENEFIT JAZZ CONCERT – Fundraiser for Theater Under the Shell

    “SWING INTO SPRING”

             Featuring jazz greats, pianists and singers Ronny Whyte and Daryl Sherman

    accompanied by Bassist, Boots Maleson.

              An evening of Jazz and & Cabaret by three consummate musicians

    $35pp

    6:15pm – 6:55pm Cash Bar

    7pm – 9pm Jazz Concert

    9pm – Reception to meet the artists

    Wine & Light Appetizers

    Old Lyme Country Club – 40 McCurdy Road, Old Lyme

    Call the senior center for more information and to purchase tickets

     

    Content by Judy – March- New Medicare Cards

    Be on the lookout for your new Medicare Cards and tell everyone else to look for theirs. Your neighbors, your family, friends and strangers even! The new cards will have a randomly generated number. No longer will it use your Social Security number! Great thing and it will help protect all of us from identity fraud.

    “We’re taking this step to protect our seniors from fraudulent use of Social Security numbers which can lead to identity theft and illegal use of Medicare benefits,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. “We want to be sure that Medicare beneficiaries and healthcare providers know about these changes well in advance and have the information they need to make a seamless transition.”

    Be very cautious and on the alert for scammers. If anyone calls you about your replacement card they are not from Medicare or Social Security! Officials will NEVER ask you for personal or private information or ask for money as part of the new card process.

    It looks like Connecticut and the rest of New England will be getting theirs after June of 2018. To be sure you get your card make sure Social Security has your correct address. You can check your address by visiting ssa.gov/myaccount or by calling 800-772-1213.

    Just make sure you don’t throw it out with the junk mail!!

    Friday, March 16th- ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION

    Lunch will be Sheppard’s Pie, or Golden Vegetarian Sheppard’s Pie, Salad, Irish Tea Cake and Drink.

    Performance by Maggie, Traditional Irish Music

    $6pp – Registration begins March 1st

    Must  register by March 12th

    No Bingo played on this date.